Thoughts on Individual Character Appeal in Fighting Games

Upon having a discussion with my former roommate about figure collecting, it occurred to me that the process of character selection and loyalty is a much more intensive and complex series of questions and answers than I had originally thought of. It led me down a path of thoughts, such as why we see appeal in different types of characters, and if there is a right and wrong way to appreciate characters in fighting games.

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Retro Review of “The Life of David Gale (2003)”

For my own life journey, 2003 was an odd year, and one that eventually led to my own obsession with film. Seeing that this film is on Netflix (for some reason), I decided to revisit a film that I stumbled across when I was younger that, at one point, did have some personal value- because that value has certainly passed long ago.

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Review of “Evangelion: 3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon A Time”

Everyone who knows me knows of my obsession with the original Neon Genesis Evangelion and, especially, its accompanying film End of Evangelion. When the Rebuild of Evangelion was first announced, I was excited at the prospect of a compilation series of films. As the years wore on, the films caused me less and less excitement, with even 3.33 letting me down on multiple fronts, even though it did advance the core concepts in ways I was anticipating. Similarly, Thrice Upon A Time goes places I was not anticipating, but is only a marginal step better than its predecessors.

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Review of “The Green Knight”

Given the marketing for this film, I initially wasn’t entirely sure what to make of it. Would it be a faithful adaptation of the original poem, or an outright altogether different piece of work that had nothing to do with the source material? Whatever happened, it delivered a high quality experience that stuck with me long after I had left the theater.

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Review of “Things Heard & Seen”

While this movie came out back in late April, it didn’t really hop onto my radar until it began trending this week. Being in the middle of a mystery kick, I thought it would be a good idea to do a blind watch of something for once. Going into this movie, I had no idea what to expect outside of the brief ad that runs on Netflix. Unfortunately, there isn’t much hype that the movie lives up to.

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Review of “Zola”

This is a film that’s been on my radar since last year- based on a story told in a series of tweets that I (along with many others) followed back in 2015. Would a long string of tweets be able to hold up in the form of a full length feature film? Director Janicza Bravo set out to say definitively that she- along with her crew- is more than capable of delivering a quality performance.

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